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Why Work for Kennedy Academy?  Kennedy Academy has been in business for over 30 years caring for children ages 2 1/2 and above that are potty trained. We are more than a licensed childcare facility; we are an academic program that prepares students for their academic journey once they graduate from PreK or Kindergarten program.
The benefit options available to our employees are as follows:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Direct Deposit
  • Paid holidays after 90 days employment
  • One week paid vacation after 1-year employment; two weeks paid vacation after 2-years employment
  • 2 paid personal days each year
  • Childcare discount
  • Employee paid short-term disability, accident and hospital policies, life insurance, identity theft coverage, and more through Colonial Life
  • Ongoing training through Childcare Education Institute at no cost

Kennedy Academy Aide / Lead Teacher Float

Hours: Varies between 6:30 am and 5:30 pm 

Monday           6:30a-4:30p
Tuesday           7:30a-5:30p
Wednesday     7:00a-5:00p
Thursday         OFF
Friday              ON CALL

Pay Rate: $9.50/hour

Aide Job Description

Job Description

  1. Provide support to teachers throughout the day by following the schedule that is provided
  2. Implement lessons as set by the lead teacher while covering in the classrooms
  3. Supervise and monitor the safety of children in care at all times
  4. Assist with snack prep if needed
  5. Provide breaks to staff as required
  6. Cleaning duties as requested
  7. Be available to cover headcount as needed in the afternoon or in the event a lead teacher is absent

Float Job Description

  1. Teach in the classroom for the designated teacher on their day off
  2. Provide a developmentally appropriate, safe, fun environment for each student
  3. Implement developmentally appropriate lessons in the classroom as set by the lead teacher
  4. Maintain necessary paperwork as required
  5. Fulfill the required yearly training hours as indicated by KDHE
  6. Supervise and monitor the safety of children in care always
  7. Maintain classroom control
  8. Serve students breakfast, lunch, and snack as required
  9. Keep classrooms clean, safe, and organized
  10. Follow all licensing guidelines


  1. Must be at least 18 years of age and minimum of high school diploma or certificate of equivalency.
  2. At least 6 months of experience in a licensed child care center or willing to meet requirements OR complete five sessions of observation not less than 2 ½ consecutive hours per observation in licensed facilities with children 3 and above; and successfully complete 10 hours of training as required by Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
  3. Must be able to pass KBI screening as well as obtain a TB test and health assessment as required by KDHE (the facility does not cover the cost of this)
  4. Meet KDHE training requirements prior to hiring:
  • Signs and Symptoms of Illness
  • Abuse and Neglect with Head Trauma
  • Child and Adult 1st Aid and CPR
  • Basic Child Development
  • Abusive and Neglect with Head Trauma